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Laster Orthodontics Blog

It is our goal to provide each and every patient the best possible orthodontic care and customer service we can. We want you to enjoy your orthodontic treatment journey from the moment you walk through our front doors. We've developed this blog as a resource for our future and existing patients to learn about orthodontics, our practice, and to get the best advice on developing and maintaining their perfect smile.

Fix Overbite With Clear Aligners

Overbites are a common problem, but that doesn't mean that they're not serious. Some overbites are very serious indeed, causing damage to the teeth, pain in the jaw and temporomandibular joint disorde...  read on

04 Apr 2021

Are White Braces Invisible?

Braces can dramatically change your appearance. Traditional braces are made of metal, which means they stand out against the white color of your tooth enamel. For some people, this makes braces embarr...  read on

14 Mar 2021

What Can I Eat with Braces the First Week?

Although braces offer an exciting step towards the beautiful smile you want, facing that first week can be daunting. You’re adjusting to new hardware in your mouth and figuring out how to eat, speak, ...  read on

05 Mar 2021

Best Orthodontist In Raleigh

Who is the best orthodontist in Raleigh? That can be a hard question to answer, until you start doing the research. Knowing what to look for and what factors to consider is important. Awards, patient ...  read on

18 Feb 2021

Do Braces Change Your Face?

Orthodontic treatment offers many benefits, including giving you straighter teeth for a more beautiful smile that will make you feel more confident. However, beyond straighter teeth, orthodontic treat...  read on

04 Feb 2021

Popular Adult Braces and Aligners Myths Debunked

Over the past years, orthodontic treatment has changed in exciting and significant ways. Braces and aligners continue to become more popular among adults – not just younger people – especially with th...  read on

15 Jan 2021

Tips for Surviving Your First Week of Braces

Getting braces is your first step in achieving a new, beautiful smile, and we’re here to walk you through every step of the process. However, once you have braces it can take a bit of time to adjust. ...  read on

01 Jan 2021

Underbite Correction: How It Works

Many people are born with teeth that are less than perfectly aligned, and one common misalignment is an underbite. Whether mild, moderate or severe, there are effective treatment options for underbite...  read on

15 Dec 2020

How to Choose An Orthodontist Near Me

Orthodontists provide services to correct misaligned teeth. If your teeth are crowded, uneven or if they cause pain because they routinely bite the inside of your mouth, you could benefit from seeing ...  read on

01 Dec 2020

The Answer for Crowded Teeth

Crowding teeth is typically a childhood problem, but it can easily turn into an adult problem, if the issue is not properly addressed by a professional. Taking your child to the orthodontist throughou...  read on